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Community wants action for crumbling wall

Retaining wall

PALMER TWP., Pa. - Residents of one Palmer Township community want to know who's going to fix a retaining wall that is breaking apart.

Residents of the Villages at Mill Race say the wall started cracking a month ago.

Some pieces have broken off, and the ground around the wall is eroding, but so far residents say no one is taking ownership of the retaining wall including Palmer Township.

"They've checked with the township engineer which is Pidcock. Pidcock also disavows any knowledge of the walls creation, we checked site plans and development plans and the wall is not there. But as you can see the wall is a physical reality," said Linda Beaumont, a member of the board of directors at the Villages at Mill Race.

Several attempts were made to contact the Palmer Township planning director and the builder of the development. Neither has returned our calls.

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